Hellas Verona midfielder Ivan Ilic has insisted that he and his team-mates are not afraid of facing AC Milan, citing a potential record as motivation to win.
The Rossoneri travel to the Bentegodi this weekend knowing that a win would put them four points away from lifting a first league title in 11 years but it will not be an easy task given Verona’s desire to finish potentially as high as a European spot.
On two different occasions (1973 and 1990) a loss against Hellas Verona ultimately costed Milan the title (which was won by Juventus and Napoli respectively), and the hope is that the taboo can be put to bed.
Ilic was interviewed by L’Arena and spoke about Sunday night’s game between Verona and Milan at the Bentegodi, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“Milan are a great team, with great players who are playing for the Scudetto. We had a great match at San Siro too but we were unlucky in the final,” he said.
“I know that the stadium is full and there are also some friends of mine. We are aware of this and we want to do our best for our fans. They will have the Scudetto as their goal but we want to beat our 54-point record in Serie A. I am convinced that we will succeed. We respect everyone but we are not afraid of anyone, including Milan.”